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Washington deludes Sudan’s rebels they can topple the regime - Nafie


March 5, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) addressed severe criticism against the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement- North (SPLM-N) and the United States (US) administration stressing the latter deluded the former that it could achieve regime change in the country.

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Sudanese presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie speaks to the press in El-Fasher, Northern Darfur on July 25, 2011. (Getty)

According to Nafie Ali Nafie, presidential assistant and NCP’s deputy chairman, Washington persuaded the rebel SPLM-N that it can make Kadugli "Sudan’s Benghazi" and transform the South Kordofan’s town to make it the capital for rebels who will overthrow the regime.

He further said that Washington pledged to provide the SPLM-N rebels with the necessary support if they capture Kadugli.

Speaking in the suburb of Lamab, located south of the capital Khartoum, on Sunday evening Nafie also alleged that US administration pushed the rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to join a rebel alliance led by the SPLM-N.

Washington told JEM rebels "You can not do something, even if you come together with the opposition parties," and encouraged it to work with the other armed groups, Nafie further stressed.

The pact of Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) led by Malik Agar was inked on 11 November 2011, by the SPLM-N, JEM and two factions of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-AW and SPLM-MM). In August 2011 JEM had refused to sign the text because the founding text refers to a secular state.

The deputy NCP leader who recently gave up his tasks in the party to dedicate his time for mobilisation, told the crowd that the opposition parties are considered as weak by Washington but however it asked them to play the agitators in order to support the military action of rebel groups against the regime.

Sudanese officials recently increased their criticism against Washington which put some conditions to participate in an international conference to discuss Sudan’s debt in line with the implementation of the 2005 peace deal with the South Sudan’s rebels.

US administration speaks about the humanitarian situation in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, while Khartoum refuses to allow the international aid to the rebel held areas. Sudanese officials also say the US has to seek ways to end the conflict not only insisting on its humanitarian consequences.

They also denounced Washington’s support of the newly independent South Sudan which, according to Khartoum, is the main backer of the Sudanese rebel groups.

Sudanese officials say privately they got reports saying that Washington and Juba are trying to convince international and regional partners that regime change is the only valid solution for Sudan’s crises.

The Sudanese official pledged to clear the South Kordofan of rebel groups very soon and rejected calls of the opposition parties for an interim period where a national government will be formed and a constituent assembly will be established to adopt a permanent constitution.

Nafie also divided the opposition forces to three categories: the hardliners who want to remove the regime at any price and designed the Popular Congress Party (PCP) of Hassan al-Turabi at the head of this group.

The second group, according to Nafie, is what he termed "national parties" like the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the National Umma Party (NUP) of Sadiq al-Mahdi who refuse the use of violence against the regime. The third group are the political opposition forces who have refused any compromise or dialogue with the NCP since 1989.


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  • 6 March 2012 10:10, by RUMBEK ONE

    Al-Nafia, you are no more a hardliner in NCP of al Bashir. An alternative is to just let other Sudanese look at this ailing security matter. Your days are numbering man and you are no more active since you are replaced a month ago with Raheem.

    Once again, leave you master al Bashir wrangle by himself.

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  • 6 March 2012 10:13, by Don P

    Time to go mr bashir,time to go.

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  • 6 March 2012 10:35, by John Bharmil

    Nafie, you guys must go whether you like it or not.The Sudanese people are fed-up of you.
    The Kauda Alliance whether with support of Washington and Juba or not is the beginning of Sudan for all Sudanese. State and religion must be separate.And nonsense talks like what you are doing aren’t helpful any more.Leave Sudan quick if you can.

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    • 6 March 2012 11:01, by mosa mel

      America do not decide to support rebel because Obama is your friend. But I’m sure your behaviors let America decide soon to support the rebel and other forces who need Sudan to be in peaceful. You will lucky if Obama win the coming electtion.

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  • 6 March 2012 10:51, by aguach arab

    it’s wise to precisely predict the fate that is going to befall NCP in the near future so that pple like Naffie should go n confess or committe sucide to avoide rutheless crushing if cought by rebels or Americans.pple who make false assumption of manhood always tremble when they hear news of real showdown.keep on SPLA-North,we r soon joining u.

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  • 6 March 2012 10:58, by aguach arab

    it’s wise to precisely predict the fate that is going to befall NCP in the near future so that pple like Naffie should go n confess or committe sucide to avoide rutheless crushing if cought by rebels or Americans.pple who make false assumption of manhood always tremble when they hear news of real showdown.keep on SPLA-North,we r soon joining u.

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  • 6 March 2012 18:05, by Ya Habibee

    South Sudanese cannot even change their diapers,let alone changing the government in Khartoum.South Sudanese are cannibals.They eat human flesh.They say arab flesh is not sweet.

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    • 6 March 2012 20:18, by Don P

      Ya Haboba
      Dont waste bandwidth with such foolish posits. We know your hungry after we cut off the oil.That is not the way to beg for food.

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      • 7 March 2012 02:26, by Kurnyel

        Mr Nafi is dreaming everday that as if he is in the row waiting for his call to be hang with robs as Saddam that is why he is creaming like a baby.

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  • 7 March 2012 07:04, by Madina Tonj

    Nafie Ali Nafie

    Please don’t just leave your failure for starting the war first. You guys should blame yourselves for not following the CPA as these two States were in the CPA but you violate. I will be glad if the rebels get help to retaken Southern Kordofan State and South Blue Nile State and then move on to North Kordofan and Khartoum all the way. Regime change is the only solution needed now.

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    • 7 March 2012 07:57, by peace seeker

      Only time will tell which regime will fall first,the one in the north or that in the south.Don’t overdream please.

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